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The OSTEOARTHRITIS DEPARTMENT => KNEE ARTHRITIS - Articular cartilage repair => CARTILAGE REPAIR - Osteochondral autografts and allografts (eg OATS & mosaicplasty) => Topic started by: Cinammo on July 02, 2007, 10:12:14 PM

Title: Metal Shavings found in the MRI of the knee
Post by: Cinammo on July 02, 2007, 10:12:14 PM
They weren't there before he had his last surgery with Cole.  How the heck could they have gotten there.  I am extremely angry about this.  That is why he is not healing.  Anybody have a clue how they could have gotten there? and then what should I expect the doctor to do to remedy this?

Thanks
Title: Re: Metal Shavings found in the MRI of the knee
Post by: brattkids on July 02, 2007, 11:19:05 PM
WOW what a discovery and how lucky there were no problems with the MRI being there was metal in the knee.

Keep me updated on the progress

Paulette
Title: Re: Metal Shavings found in the MRI of the knee
Post by: jathib on July 02, 2007, 11:31:11 PM
Okay, I'm not sure who he is or who Cole is or what kind of surgery was done. But don't be so quick to jump to conclusions. There could very well be a logical explanation. Metal is often left in knees, I have lots of it. None of it causes any problems. How did the radiologist come to the conclusion that there were metal shavings? I've seen my MRI with a screw in there and all it shows is a black blotch.

That being said, if there are indeed metal shavings the only remedy is to surgically remove them. When I had my PKR a piece of the jig broke off in my knee. Makes for good conversation when I show people my x-ray but it hasn't caused any problems.
Title: Re: Metal Shavings found in the MRI of the knee
Post by: Cinammo on July 03, 2007, 12:43:18 AM
This is what Dr. Cole stated in an email today

Metal shavings are a result of using instrumentation in the knee…the MRI picks them up inadvertently.  Not generally a cause of any symptoms at all.  If he is still having problems, then he needs to come in w MRI to discuss please
 
Our local OS stated he needed to be seen by Dr. Cole because these may be hindering his healing.

I need to learn more about this.

My son had an autograft of the knee in Nov. 2006.  Dr. Cole is a leading Cartilage Restoration surgeon in Chicago.

I don't know how the radiologist came to the conclusion but he did.